Back up from recovery spot in windows xp?
Posted 01 September 2008 - 02:26 PM
Posted 01 September 2008 - 04:07 PM
Put the Knoppix CD in the CD drive of the computer you need to get data out of. Turn the computer on. Some computers will start the CD automatically, while others will act like it isn't there. If the CD boots just by putting it in your computer and turning the computer on, great.
If Knoppix does not start when the computer is turned on, first try restarting the computer. If that does not work, try pressing Del, ESC, F1, or F2. One of these keys should bring up either a menu from which you can select to boot from a CD, or the BIOS configuration. In the latter case, you will need to find the "Boot Order" in the bios configuration and make the CD drive first. The documentation that came with your computer should be helpful in finding this setting. After making this change and saving, restart the computer.Once Knoppix starts you will be presented with a web browser window. There is a button with an X in the upper right hand corner of this window. Click on it; the window will close. Your screen should the desktop and on the desktop you should have the hard disk partitions showing.
Find one labeled "Hard Disk Partition [hda1]" or "[sda1]" and click on it. This will bring up a window that looks similar to the Windows Explorer File Manager. This window will have a directory tree view on the left, and an icon view on the right. If the drive you found is your C drive, the icon view on the right will have some icons called things like "Program Files", "winnt", "windows", "My Documents", "recycled", "Documents and Settings", etc. If you are disappointed by what is on this drive, or you get an error message, close the window and try another one.
Rescuing Your Data
There are a number of options in this section which you can use to rescue your data.
1. Floppy Disk: This requires that you have a floppy disk drive and that the files you are trying to save are small.
2. Zip Disk or Other Removable Disk: This requires that you have a zip drive or other removable disk drive.
3. USB Keychain Drive or USB Hard Drive: This requires a USB drive connected to the computer.
4. CDROM: Burning files to a CD requires that you have two CD drives. You must have the CD drive that Knoppix was booted from and another CD drive that can write CDs.
5. E-mail: You need a working internet connection through a local area network.
6. Windows Networking: You need a working connection to a local area network, and another computer on the network with a shared folder that you can copy files to.
7. Another Hard Drive or Partition: You need another hard drive installed, or another hard drive partition onto which to rescue your data.
You can go to this website to read what you need to do with each choice you have above to rescue your data.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:04 PM
Posted 04 September 2008 - 12:09 PM
Posted 04 September 2008 - 01:15 PM
Heres a tutorial on burning a ISO of knoppix to a cd so it will be bootable.
Heres another tutorial that uses a different software to burn the ISO. I just added it here to help you understand what you are trying to do when you burn an ISO to a CD.
Now, after you burn a ISO of knoppix you should be able to follow the basic instructions of the cedric website to recover your data.
You can get the knoppix iso here.
You will have to click accept on the next page that comes up, then scroll down to where it says Knoppix V3.7-2004-12-08 EN iso, then left click on it and save it to a folder on your computer. Then you can use one of the above tutorials to burn the iso to a CD. After that, stick it in the cdrom drive and boot the computer. Now after reading the cedric website thoroughly you should be able to start saving files fro the hard drive after Knoppix boots up.
You may end up being the local computer GURU if you are not careful here about which friends you tell how you have saved your data from your dead computer. You will have dozens of friends then.
If you do not feel you can handle this i would suggest you find a shop that can do this. Personally i like doing this sort of thing because it makes me feel i have accomplished something most other people can't do.
If you don't understand just ask questions here. Someone will have an answer for you. I will be around to help when i can.
Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:16 AM
Posted 09 September 2008 - 05:09 PM
Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:01 PM
Now i would beg borrow or any way possible, find a XP cd and install with it. You may have to set the boot order to boot from the CD. You can find all the drivers you need at the dell website.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:39 AM
Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:59 AM
For the reason stated above, whenever i download any program from the internet, i always back the file( or Files) up to CD's. This way if i ever have to reinstall the program i have the original executable to install with. I usually do this before i even install the program.
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